1990 Nissan Sentra Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1990 Nissan Sentra based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
Excessive timing chain noise, a rattling or ticking, on higher mileage cars may lead to timing chain failure, which can cause engine damage. There are upgraded chain tension guides with a steel backing to improve durability and a modified repair procedure no longer requires the removal of the cylinder head to replace the timing chain. Maintaining proper engine oil level and frequent oil changes are important to ensure the long-term durability of this engine.
A growling noise may be noted from the manual transmission. This is commonly caused by a failing front bearing. Disassembly of the transmission will be required to replace the failed bearing.
It is not uncommon for rust to develop in the area of the fuel filler door.